I started with the RCBS Rockchucker kit for about $250, came with most everything you need to at least get started. While I have since added a few more toys as my reloading has advanced the basic kit still covers most of the bases.
As for dies, well thats a Ford vs Chevy thing. I personally like the Redding brand, a little more costly but worth it.
Ignorance can be treated with education, sadly there is no cure for stupidity.